'I thought I knew quite a bit about earthworms – until I picked up this charming little book ... This is an easily digestible compendium of everything earthworm' Nick Baker, TV presenter and naturalist
The author of The Hedgehog Handbook reveals the miraculous world of the earthworm.
Without these little engineers of the earth, the world's soils would be barren, and our gardens and fields wouldn't be able to grow the food we need to survive. Worms recycle decaying plants, putting nutrients back into the soil; they provide a food source for wildlife; and their constant burrowing helps heavy rain soak away.
Sally Coulthard's fascinating guide offers a wealth of information and practical advice about the world's most industrious but little understood creature.
'A gem of a book' Country Smallholding
'A feast of quirky facts to answer all your curiosities' Grow Your Own magazine
Head of Zeus, an Apollo book * Natural History
04 Nov 2021 * 144pp * £9.99 * 9781838939601
'Coulthard is a fine writer'
'I thought I knew quite a bit about earthworms – until I picked up this charming little book ... This is an easily digestible compendium of everything earthworm'
Nick Baker, TV presenter and naturalist.
'A jaunt through the life of the earthworm incorporates sections such as: Can earthworms see? Which end of an earthworm is which? How long do earthworms live? (Over a decade in some cases, apparently.) And can you train a worm? Yes really! So while on the surface of it a book about what is basically a bendy brown tube with 'a head and a bum', as the author puts it, might not sound like a scintillating read, it really is ... A gem of a book'
'Sally Coulthard profiles these misunderstood creatures, offering a feast of quirky facts to answer all your curiosities'
Grow Your Own
'The author provides a complete profile of earthworms by answering 50 questions and including practical advice and quirky facts'
'Many wonderful wormy tales unearthed by Coulthard ... [A] smart little book ... There's plenty of country lore too, and entertaining summaries of scientific studies'
BBC Countryfile Magazine
Sally Coulthard is a bestselling author of books about natural history and rural life including The Barn, A Short History of the World According to Sheep, The Book of the Earthworm, The Hedgehog Handbook and over twenty more titles. She lives on a Yorkshire smallholding which she shares with her husband, three girls and an assortment of unruly animals.